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Teun Hocks, a discovery at Paris Photo


Performer, photographer and painter, the Dutch artist Teun Hocks uses different artistic languages in an absolutely original way, creating images that are both drawings, photographs and paintings, but also theatrical sets and fragments of story. He was exhibited last week at Paris Photo in the booth of his gallery, Paci Contemporary. His photographs are cinematic in their process and mood. After drawing his ideas on a watercolor sketch, he builds and paints a real setting, staging the scene that will be the heart of his final work. He checks and controls everything, then takes his place and starts making polaroids and, once selected the best negative, prints the final photograph toned to sepia, glues it on aluminum and starts coloring the surface with oil-painting. Performing as the everyman in his photographs, Hocks creates scenes that are confrontation with failure, puzzlement and wonder, always in a very ironic and sarcastic way. Considered one of the pioneers of the Staged Photography, Teun Hocks has exhibited internationally for over twenty years. His works are included in several museums and private collections.


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